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The Perfect Hamburger

Chili sauce and horseradish add some zip to these hamburgers and make them a nice change from ordinary burgers. We think they're perfect! —Shirley Kidd, New London, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • Sliced tomato, onion, pickles and condiments, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine egg and seasonings. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four 3/4-in.-thick patties.
  • Grill, covered, on a greased grill rack over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on buns, with toppings as desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 burger: 321 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 758mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • JoanieK53
    Jan 30, 2021

    Really good. Didn't have chili sauce so I used ketchup.

  • jetluvs2cook
    Dec 12, 2018

    Very good!

  • thermos
    Jul 4, 2013


  • germanycook
    Mar 8, 2013

    These were so awesome, I didn't add the horseradish though. The chili sauce gave it such a spicy sweet flavour, and broiling them worked great!

  • jesskate
    Oct 14, 2012

    No comment left

  • Shadowflame112
    Nov 12, 2010

    These were really good. I was a little wary about the horseradish sauce, but they turned out great.

  • Ericj7777
    Jul 25, 2010

    I use this recipe for many cookouts. Everyone constantly raves about these hamburgers. The only changes I make is I use 3 pounds hamburger but only double the rest of the ingredients. Also I add 1 teaspoon of liquid smoke. Fantastic!

  • kitzer
    Jun 20, 2010

    This combination sounds wonderful! I have used horseradish in my hamburgers quite often, but not with the chili sauce. TO SUNGOLD ~~~ Horseradish goes with any meat!! As a disclaimer, DO NOT put it in your infant's formula!! I'm sure the only spices you use are salt and pepper!!

  • devthorpe
    Jun 17, 2010

    I have not tried this burger but the ingredients sound like they would go good together. My comment is, generally speaking, if you add a small amt. of brown sugar to your burger mix, it tastes very good.

  • marciedarciestuff
    Aug 22, 2009

    Too spicy for me and the kids. My husband said they were okay.